§ MAJOR ANSTRUTHER-GRAY (St. Andrews Burghs)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War what accommodation exists for cavalry at Maryhill Barracks, Glasgow.
§ THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR WAR (Mr. HALDANE, Haddington)
These barracks were not intended for cavalry, the appropriation being as follows:—1 Infantry Battalion, 1 Depot Royal Field Artillery and Headquarters, 742 West of Scotland Artillery. The latest returns show the following number of cavalry as quartered there:—5 officers, 151 men, 149 horses. They are the overflow of the regiment whose headquarters are at Piershill which is too small to hold an entire cavalry regiment.
§ MR. PIRIE (Aberdeen, N.)
Is it the intention of the Government to discontinue the Maryhill barracks as a cavalry station? Will the right hon. Gentleman take into consideration before coming to a decision the undesirability of leaving a large centre like Glasgow without cavalry?
§ LORD BALCARRES (Lancashire, Chorley)
Will the troops be removed from Glasgow when the Scots Greys go from Edinburgh?
§ MR. MACVEAGH (Down, S.)
Has the right hon. Gentleman's attention been called to Lord Rosebery's threat, that if the cavalry are removed from Scotland he will become a Home Ruler?